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My company uses a proprietary software program that works through Internet Explorer. Recently, the IT department has made a change to the software to keep Internet Explorer locked to cover the entire screen (but not necessarily in "full screen" mode), with no ability to resize it. For the department I run it is very important to be able to resize these windows so that you can have multiple views of Internet Explorer showing at once. In order to combat this, in Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11 I simply instructed my employees to use the "F11" key to jump Internet Explorer into "full screen" mode, then press it once again to get it out of "full screen" mode. After this they were able to resize the window.

Recently they have upgraded some of the systems to Internet Explorer 7.0.6001.18000, and for some reason my work around does not allow users on this version to resize the window. The "F11" trick still puts the window into full screen mode, and takes it back out, of course, but it does not give them the ability to resize the window.

Any suggestions on how I could fix this, or any suggestions on other potential work arounds to get the window to be able to resize in the newer version? Perhaps tricks you have found resizing internet windows that lock the ability? I have verified that none of the settings have changed between the older and newer versions.
 

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Welcome to TSF

You will probably have to speak to the IT department to get them to remove this change in the software, from what it sounds like it is a registry edit.

How do you close the window, I was playing around with these options and if it were locked as you say to "full screen" there is no red X to exit the window :rolleyes:
 

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Its not necessarily "Full screen," just set to a specific size designed to take up the entire screen. I was able to figure out a work around, actually. By forcing IE to open all pop-ups in a new tab, it overrides the size setting and the window is then resizeable. I needed to find a work around as I couldn't talk to IT, by the way, because I am using the software in a way it is not designed to be used:p
 

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I apologize but we cannot assist with illegal or as you put it "customized" user preferences that go against what the IT personnel has set up.
 
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